Accounting Policy Lead

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 38100 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At the Coles Group, these are moments we live for.

Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.


Our Finance team partner with every area of our business and ensure commercial thinking feeds into everything we do. By working across every team, we look at how we’re performing and provide useable insights to support strategic business decisions. With Australian ‘CFO of The Year’ Leah Weckert steering our team, we set up our customers and people for success through good commercial sense.



About the role


As the Accounting Policy Lead, you’ll lead management of Coles group accounting policies, lead provision of technical accounting guidance and support including technical training to Coles and lead preparation of financial statements templates and Operating Financial Review.



What you’ll be doing


Reporting into the External Reporting & Financial Governance Manager to support delivery of Coles half yearly financial statements and support delivery of Audit & Risk Committee reporting.



Good things you’ll need


  • Tertiary accounting qualification (Bachelor of Commerce or similar)
  • CA/CPA with post qualification experience
  • Significant experience in an external audit or a similar financial control/financial policy role within an organisation
  • Experience working with large corporates. Retail or listed companies would be preferred but not essential
  • Experience collaborating and coordinating with a broad range of stakeholders across a business
  • Experience with report writing: Board / A&RC reports and financial governance policies #LI-FIN



Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.